International crypto rules face mixed taxpayer reviews


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The OECD finalised its reporting rules for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, while the UK government moves to impose an energy price cap complete with a windfall tax.


Mala Kapacee, director of the London Tax Society, looks at the challenge of climate change and how tax can help prevent the worst outcomes from happening.


Join ITR and TMF Group’s tax experts at 2pm CET (1pm GMT) on November 15 as they discuss how finance leaders are increasingly faced with doing more with less, and how CFOs should adapt.

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Pillar one aims to replace digital services taxes that have been introduced globally, but businesses fear a reluctance from tax authorities to honour their commitments.


Tax policymakers are confident the implementation of the OECD’s two-pillar solution is only a question of timing – but is it really?


Sources want Brazil’s TP regime to align internationally, as some local companies face high interest rates and taxation after continuous rises.


Despite what some believe, foreign suppliers of electronic services in South Africa must register for VAT even if they use a local intermediary, say Jana Krause and Jarryd Hartley of Baker McKenzie.

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Professionals suggest that the UN’s call for a convention on aggressive tax planning is a sign that the organisation wants to challenge the OECD’s dominance on tax policy.

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Multinationals in scope of the two-pillar solution, including Boehringer and Siemens, face a tough exercise of categorising revenue across their supply chains to understand their global tax footprints.


The EU tax blacklist now includes three more countries, while Canada’s corporate tax gap has widened and Shell’s CEO has warned of a potential tax on energy firms.

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